Category: College of Engineering

Building a Bionic Pancreas

April 8th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Edward Damiano, College of Engineering

A device that tracks blood sugar and automatically administers insulin and glucagon could take some pressure off Type 1 diabetes patients and their parents…

Expert quote:

“As you continue to change on a daily timescale, this thing will continue to adapt with you on a timescale that’s relevant.”

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The lights must stay on

April 6th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

In the eastern Kenyan city of Garissa, last week, the world saw the horrors of violence in full force

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Who owns quality?

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Atul Gawande has a rock star-like status in academic medicine…

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Where are we Marching to?

March 23rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

March this year has been all about competition. In the land far away, on a TV set close to us, we have gone through the routine phases of collective excitement, euphoria, disappointment and depression…

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Engineering Programs Work to Get Research from Lab to Customers

March 19th, 2015 in 2015, Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering

A smartphone app that can easily and quickly detect jaundice in newborns. A paste that helps fight periodontal disease…

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The university: obligation or transaction?

March 17th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

At a meeting last week about the future of Norway’s continued commitment to global health and development (Vision 2030), someone asked the dean of the medical school at the Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU), why should there be a graduate programme in global health at the university?…

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Northeastern engineers go looking for potholes

March 17th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Yannis Paschalidis 0 comments

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Yannis Paschalidis, College of Engineering

Most Boston-area drivers will spend the next couple of months dodging the craters left behind by our brutal winter…

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Investing in the pleasures of discovery

March 9th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

After the Greeks, who shift the very foundations of our knowledge, two major movements shaped the intellectual cultures of the world…

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Drugs, data and deaths

March 3rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

When it comes to availability of quality medicines, we seem to have an end-to-end problem, from the very beginning of the supply chain all the way to the end. We have a whole menu of raging fires that need to be fought every day, with little respite for the affected public…

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Heritage and legacy

February 23rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Beirut, Lebanon. Emir Maurice Chehab never got to see his beloved come back to life. The collection of treasures which he and his wife, Olga, saved through their vision, valour and foresight were unveiled to the world after he died. His legacy lives on through one of the most spectacular museums in the world…

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